Chris Boyden loved Matt VanderVeen since junior high. But growing up gay in the Bible belt of west Michigan was difficult, and unlike Matt, he wasn’t brave enough to face the prejudice head-on. Especially when his family told him over and over that he wouldn’t be able to attend college without a scholarship.
Back in high school, he worried that coming out would get him kicked off the baseball team or make recruiters reluctant to scout him. Eventually, Matt broke up with him when he couldn’t handle being Chris’s secret boyfriend any longer, but college has given them a second chance — if Chris has the courage to take it.
When a terrible injury puts Chris’s baseball scholarship in jeopardy, it reminds Chris of all the reasons he stayed in the closet to begin with, and his ultra-masculine father’s expectations and thoughtless homophobia aren’t helping. Baseball has always been Chris’s hope for the future, but now that dream could cost him Matt’s love.
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The Field of Someone Else’s Dreams is a quasi-prequel to Saugatuck Summer, coming May 19, 2014 from Riptide. Chris and Matt are high school classmates of Topher from Saugatuck Summer, though Topher is only briefly mentioned here. Still, if you like what you read, be sure to check it out!
Saugatuck Summer is a contemporary, New Adult coming-of-age romance.